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334th

Tactical

Fighter Squadron 

 

 


 

Lineage

334 Tactical Fighter Squadron on 1 Jul 1958; 334 Fighter Squadron on 1 Nov 1991

Assignments

Seventeenth Air Force, 15 Feb-29 May 1965; 355 Tactical Fighter Wing, 2 Sep 1965-5 Feb 1966; 354 Tactical Fighter Wing, 16 Dec 1969-c. 31 May 1970; 8 Tactical Fighter Wing, 11 Apr-5 Aug 1972 and 30 Sep 1972-18 Mar 1973

Stations

Takhli RTAFB, Thailand, 2 Sep 1965-5 Feb 1966; Kunsan AB, South Korea, 16 Dec 1969-c. 31 May 1970; Ubon RTAFB, Thailand, 11 Apr-5 Aug 1972 and 30 Sep 1972-18 Mar 1973;

Commanders

Lt Col Melvin J. Killian, 26 Feb 1964;  Maj Hershel E. Galyon,  27 Sep 1965; Lt Col Robert Sizemore, 15 Jan 1968; Lt Col Louis G. Pazel, 1 Aug  1968; Lt Col James K. Fox, 11 Jan 1970; Lt Col Crawford O. Shockley, 14 Dec 1971;  Lt Col Dennis P. Sharon, 2 Apr 1973;  Lt Col Gilbert J. Sinnott III, 22 Mar 1974

Aircraft

F-105, 1959-1966; F-4, 1967-1991

Operations

Combat in Southeast Asia on a rotational basis, Sep 1965-Feb 1966; Apr-Aug 1972; Sep 1972-Mar 1973.  Deployed to Korea during Pueblo incident, 1968. 

Honors

Campaign Streamers

 Vietnam: Vietnam Defensive; Vietnam Air; Vietnam Ceasefire. Southwest Asia: Southwest Asia Ceasefire. 

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations

Presidential Unit Citation: Vietnam, 1 Jan-10 Oct 1966.

Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat "V" Device: 2 Sep 1965-28 Jan 1966; 11 Apr-8 Jul 1972 and 25 Sep-20 Oct 1972; 18 Dec 1972-27 Jan 1973. 

Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jul 1967-30 Jun 1968; 16 Sep 1973-15 Apr 1974; 22 Nov 1974-31 Dec 1975

Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 8 Apr 1972-28 Jan 1973.


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